View Full Version : Help! GTX580 Matrix - Is it Ok or dying

02-07-2012, 09:44 AM
OK heres the situation
Turn PC on
Get booted to desktop
Between 2-10 min screen goes black, as in the monitor turns to standby, PC still running
Have to reboot to get picture back

Sometimes makes a strange whine ( not the sound it makes when on load)
and sometimes get the No VGA light and 1 long 3 Short beeps sound.

Any suggestions or RMA time?


02-07-2012, 03:25 PM
Test it in another comp before going the RMA route.

Don't think it's driver related, could be the PSU or insufficient GPU voltage.

02-07-2012, 04:15 PM
Check that the PCIe connectors are firmly inserted, and while you are doing that make sure that the connectors do not have loose wires. Happened to me. Thought my card was dead and then noticed a wire had come loose.

Also change your PCIe lane and see if that makes any difference.
Change which video out connection you are using.
Change the cable

You want to ensure that you have checked all before sending your card in for RMA.

02-07-2012, 05:29 PM
If the Matrix gets enough power to the card where the PCI-E power connectors are connecte to the card, it will have a Green LED above each of the power plugs. So if you have both 8PIN connectors connected to the card, the card should have 2 GREEN LEDS light up all the time.

02-08-2012, 05:13 AM
Thanks for the replies
I have seemed to have fixed it..=)
Removed and reinserted the card and power cables, Reset GPU bios, Reset motherboard bios, Remove and reinstall Nvidia Drivers
Did all this and its still running fine, dont know which one fixed it
Running fine on MSI Kombustor Burn in test and Folding - Stock OC so all seens well so far
Fingers crossed for the future =)

02-08-2012, 03:41 PM
I am pleased that you have your card back working as it should.


02-17-2012, 07:32 AM
Found the problem

02-17-2012, 11:32 AM
OUCH that looks nasty. Are your cards OK?

02-18-2012, 01:01 AM
Yea running great now, no weird noises =)
Just changed out the cable for a new one and switched the port on the PSU,
Haven't had any problems yet, wait and see...

03-07-2012, 10:31 PM
looks like the cable wasnt seated in correct in the first place causing the current to jump from connector to connector causing small sparks and melting it,

03-14-2012, 05:43 AM
thought it was strange as the cable was clipped in on both sides